FC Barcelona beat Osasuna and it was a more than special date for Lionel Messi. Since the week that Messi had been observed very hurt by the death of Diego Maradona and against Osasuna he continued like this. Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona paid tribute to Diego Maradona but for the Argentine player things did not stop there and it was for more.
Lionel Messi scored a goal and when celebrating it he put on the Newell´s Old Boys T-shirt, a team that Diego Maradona played in Argentina and the same team that Lionel Messi made his first steps in football. It was really very emotional to see Lionel Messi remembering Diego Maradona in that way and especially after he has been so criticized for his relationship with him.
That was not the hidden tribute because everyone saw it. Lionel Messi tried something majestic during the FC Barcelona match against Osasuna. Like Diego Maradona against England in Mexico 86, Lionel Messi almost scored a goal with his hand and with the same hand that Maradona had made. Although the VAR would have canceled it, it would have remained for history.
Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are undoubtedly two of the most important players in the history of football and after their death Lionel Messi showed all his respect for Maradona. FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi had an exemplary and very emotional attitude towards Diego Maradona and paid tribute to him in the best possible way.